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orange-winged Amazon parrot

Orange-Winged Amazon Parrot

Orange wings can be spunky and outgoing, but they tend to be mellower and less talkative compared to other Amazons. Like most Amazon parrots, they are social eaters and will appreciate the opportunity to share in healthy meals with their ...
yellow-naped Amazon parrot

Yellow-Naped Amazon Parrot

Their outgoing personalities make yellow-naped Amazons one of the more popular Amazon species. Yellow napes can be talkative and gravitate toward toys that challenge them both physically and mentally. They also enjoy plenty of interaction with their people ...
lilac-crowned Amazon parrot

Lilac-Crowned Amazon

The lilac-crowned Amazon is one of the smaller Amazon species and tends to have a smaller voice compared to the larger, more boisterous yellow-crowned and double yellow-headed Amazons. Lilac crowns can be loyal companions and, like most Amazons, have hearty ...
double yellow-headed Amazon parrot

Double Yellow-Headed Amazon Parrot

There's nothing shy about a double yellow-headed Amazon parrot. These birds are talkative, boisterous and inclined to burst out in song. Males are known for doing what is best described as a mach strut — tail feathers flared out, sliding across ...
yellow-naped Amazon parrot

Amazon Parrot

Amazon parrots are among the more popular medium-sized parrot species, which might have something to do with their gregarious personalities. They are often described as boisterous, playful, and outgoing — some even like to sing. Male Amazons have a reputation ...

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Amazon Parrot Still Going Strong at 100!

I have had a couple of old hens that have taught me a lot about birds. They were both orange-winged Amazon parrots. I am at the end of the generation of veterinarians on the first line where all of our ...
Presidents & Their Pet Parrots

Presidents & Their Pet Parrots

Can you imagine a parrot perched in the White House? It’s probably happened at some point during our country’s history; after all, some of our past presidents had parrot companions during their presidencies. Here is a list of presidents who ...

Ask Lafeber

Onions?

My 30 year old Amazon ate a very small amount of onion bread What should I do ...

Hernia

Is it possible for my amazon parrot 25 years old to have a hernia? He had several expensive tests and finally gave me an antibiotic for five days and he got better. I still don’t know what the problem was ...

regurgitation

If an Amazon is regurgitating food, should he eat more? ...

Eating / Diet

My 5 month old Yellow Head Amazon Parrot, is not swallowing his pellets or seeds instead he is nibbling on them. I tried the formula again but he is resisting that also ...

older Amazon

Should an older Amazon parrot--aged 45--receive any special care? ...

hearts if palm

Can Amazons safety eat canned hearts if palm? ...

Iron Storage in Amazons?

I have an Amazon, and I am interested in your view on iron storage in Amazons. I am looking for a low-iron pellet. Any suggestions ...

chest bump

Hello, i was recently given a Hispanolian parrot as a gift by a family member, i would like to find out why she came without feathers also why she has a medium size bump on her chest. Regarding the taming ...

Amazon parrot

My bird fell 3' on 2 Feb. Since then he sleeps lot, is listless, and doesn't play. He hurt one foot and can no longer hold his food, but he eats eagerly if I hand feed him. Often when he ...
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bad feathers

My Panama Amazon (27 yrs old) has always had poor feather quality: black feathers on back of wings & off color & sparse on ends of tail feathers. I joined a group on FB that’s dedicated to parrot health issues ...
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